Lower Rio Grande Irrigation Conference and Trade Show Oct. 26

MERCEDES – A number of leading irrigation and water management experts will be featured at the 9th Lower Rio Grande Irrigation Conference and Trade Show Oct. 26 at the Rio Grande Valley Showgrounds in Mercedes, along with irrigation company representatives showing the latest in irrigation technologies, according to organizers. In addition, a panel session is […]

46th South Central Texas Cow-Calf Clinic Oct. 27 in Brenham

BRENHAM – The 46th Annual South Central Texas Cow-Calf Clinic is scheduled Oct. 27 at the Washington County Fairgrounds, 1305 East Blue Bell Road in Brenham. Cost is $20 at the door and includes a barbecue lunch. A trade show will also be held and an afternoon social immediately following the clinic. Registration begins at […]

Water rights seminar to address who gets dwindling reserves

McALLEN – A powerhouse speaker’s panel highlights the 2017 Seminar on Water Rights and Public Policy – The Waters of the Rio Grande to be held from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Oct. 25 at the McAllen Convention Center, 700 Convention Center Boulevard in McAllen. Concerns about how dwindling water supplies are distributed once reservoirs […]

Cotton, grain, risk management workshop set Oct. 19 in Wharton

WHARTON – A cotton and grain risk management and marketing workshop is scheduled Oct. 19 at the Wharton County Fairgrounds in Wharton. The fairgrounds are at 6036 Farm-to-Market Road 961. There is no fee to attend. Sign-in begins at 8 a.m. with the program starting at 8:15 a.m.  “This is an excellent opportunity to be […]

Chair, vice-chair elected to Texas State Chemist Advisory Committee

COLLEGE STATION – Two members from the agriculture industry have been elected to serve as chairman and vice-chairman for the advisory committee of the Office of The State Chemist, a state department administratively housed by Texas A&M AgriLife Research in College Station. John Fritts, manager/owner of Gorman Milling Co. in Gorman, was elected new chairman, […]

Agricultural economics tailgate forum discusses future farm programs

COLLEGE STATION – Attendees at the Texas A&M University department of agricultural economics tailgate program recently heard experts discuss the future of U.S. farm programs and agricultural trade, while sharing fellowship over food and drink prior to the Aggies win over the University of South Carolina. The tailgate program has become an annual tradition, providing […]

Workshop Oct. 12 at Stiles Farm to focus on leasing private land for public hunting

THRALL – The Stiles Farm Foundation and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department are hosting an educational program Oct. 12 for those interested in leasing private land for public hunting. The free workshop will be from 2:30-5:30 p.m. at the Stiles Farm Foundation, 5700 Farm-to-Market Road 1063 in Thrall. The first 75 individuals who RSVP, will […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report – Oct. 3, 2017

FLOYDADA – Wet weather has put a damper on the Panhandle pumpkin harvest, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service staff. Cristen Brooks, AgriLife Extension agent in Floyd County, said producers expected an above- average year for pumpkins, but recent rains have brought harvest to a standstill at a critical time.  “Producers were saying it […]

Thomasson appointed to endowed cotton chair at Texas A&M University

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Alex Thomasson has been appointed to the endowed Chair in Cotton Engineering, Ginning and Mechanization in the department of biological and agricultural engineering at Texas A&M University in College Station. The endowed chair was established in 1998 by multiple cotton supporters and was first held by Dr. Calvin Parnell Jr. until […]

New AgriLife Extension agent named for Henderson County

OVERTON – Spencer Perkins has been named the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s agriculture and natural resources agent for Henderson County, effective Oct. 1. The joint announcement by Henderson County Judge Richard Sanders, the Henderson County Commissioners Court and Shelia Lewis, District 5 AgriLife Extension administrator, Overton, followed Perkins approval by commissioners.  “I am pleased […]